Events in Music on June 4

  • 1947 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1963 1st broadcast of "Pop Go the Beatles" on BBC radio

Music Concert

1964 Beatles 1st (and only) "World Tour" begins with two ten-song shows at 4,400 seat KB Halle in Copenhagen, Denmark; British drummer Jimmie Nicol replaces Ringo Starr (recovering from tonsillitis) for the first five dates (10 concerts + a Dutch TV appearance)

  • 1966 Novelty single "Batman & His Grandmother" by Dickie Goodman hits #70

Emmy Awards

1967 19th Emmy Awards: "Mission Impossible", "The Monkees", Don Knotts & Lucille Ball win

Music History

1967 American guitarist Jimi Hendrix covers new Beatles song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at Saville Theatre (London), just days after its release, with George Harrison and Paul McCartney in the audience

Music History

1969 Beatles release "The Ballad Of John & Yoko" ((recorded by just John and Paul), backed with George Harrison's song, "Old Brown Shoe" in the US

  • 1978 "Working" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 25 performances
  • 1984 18th Music City News Country Awards: Statler Brothers win

Album Release

1984 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 7th studio album "Born in the USA", his biggest commercial success topped the charts in 11 countries and sold over 30 million copies, worldwide

  • 1988 42nd Tony Awards: "M Butterfly" and "Phantom of the Opera" win
  • 1988 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 262 performances
  • 1990 24th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton & Patty Loveless win

Theatrical Finale

1995 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden Theater, NYC, after 347 performances

Album Release

2002 Canadian singer Avril Lavigne releases debut album, "Let Go"

Music Concert

2017 Ariana Grande headlines benefit concert for victims of her Manchester concert bombing, also featuring Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry

Film Premiere

2018 "Ocean's 8" film premieres, directed by Gary Ross starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna